Black Culture Fest

Black Culture Fest: A Celebration of the African Diaspora is an annual Oakland Public Library effort, now in its fourth year, coordinated by Black OPL staff who happily and proudly share the brilliance and strength of our heritages.

Black Culture Fest

Black History Month 2023 - Resistance

2023 Black History Month theme of “Resistance" explores the history of African Americans resistance to systemic oppression, in all forms

Black Children's Book Week

Join Librarian Pat, Tuesday, February 28 - Thursday, March 2 for pop-up storytime in the community.

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Black Culture Fest Events and Exhibits

Reading is Resistance

Sounds of Freedom

African American Staff Lists

Slam! The Poetry of Black Resistance

Spoken word and the art of Black resistance are showcased in this selection of OPL titles.

Nu School Sounds of Resistance

In the early days of Hip-Hop, the music and messages have served as a voice of resistance, social consciences, and pro-blackness. Listen up!

Ole' School Sounds of Freedom

For Black people across the diaspora, music has played a crucial role in our fight towards freedom.

Black History Month Resources

Black History Resources

Congressman Ronald Dellums and Cesar Chavez standing on stage flashing V sign 1972-08-10


Afro-Latinx/Afro-Caribbean connections in California and celebrating the shared histories of African American and Latinx activism.

Global Black Cinema & the Art of Filmmaking!

Get inspired by this rich and varied sampling of historical, documentary and narrative photographic/cinematic work- all available at OPL!

Black Panther Newspapers

The Black Panther was the official newspaper for the Black Panther Party, founded by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in 1967.

Celebrating MFEI’s 50th Anniversary -Curator’s Talk and Tour

Meet Patanisha Williams curator of the exhibition “The Audacity to Believe: A Tribute to Dr Marcus Foster.”
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